Academic Statement Review Checklist

Your Final Statement becomes a permanent part of your transcript - once you submit the final draft, you cannot revise it anymore. We highly recommend you only include information that you would want seen by outside audiences, such as graduate schools or future employers for many years to come. Make sure that it has a general purpose and audience in mind.

Your Academic Statement should...


... describe what you have accomplished at Evergreen with concrete examples and, for the Annual Statement, describe what you anticipate studying next.

... show how you are challenging yourself to meet your own goals as well as Evergreen’s Six Expectations of a Graduate.

... describe an area of emphasis, a central question, or patterns of interest that have emerged in your studies.

... be error-free (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.).

... be clear to an outsider (employer or graduate school admissions officer) who has no knowledge of Evergreen's pedagogical structure or its programs.

  • Avoid acronyms, names of individuals, and language not applicable to Evergreen, i.e., majors, honors.
  • Consider the amount of personal information that you want to share and keep your options open for multiple unforeseen opportunities.